BOOK REVIEW: “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain (With a New Introduction by Shelley Fisher Fishkin) – Huck Finn

All I knew before reading Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was that it was controversial.  It was on a lot of lists of books banned by school boards and libraries, nationwide.  Thankfully, Shelley Fisher Fishkin’s introduction clarifies why she believes this book is so different from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.  In the 10 years between… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain (With a New Introduction by Shelley Fisher Fishkin) – Huck Finn

BOOK REVIEW: “The Light In The Darkness: A Titanic Novel, Book Two (Parts IV-V)” by Carla Robinson

Welcome back, one and all, to the saga that is my review of Carla Robinson’s The Light In The Darkness: A Titanic Novel! In case you’re just joining us… seriously, where have you been?! Catch up on The Light In The Darkness: A Titanic Novel, Book One (Parts I-III) and we’ll be waiting for you… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: “The Light In The Darkness: A Titanic Novel, Book Two (Parts IV-V)” by Carla Robinson

BOOK REVIEW: “The Light In The Darkness: A Titanic Novel, Book One (Parts I-III)” by Carla Robinson

Once upon a time, I was halfway through a review on The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.  Then, Covid-19 hit.  Now, I honestly can’t remember what day of the week it is – let alone a book I was talking about on March 3rd of this year.  Even… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: “The Light In The Darkness: A Titanic Novel, Book One (Parts I-III)” by Carla Robinson

BOOK REVIEW: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (With a New Introduction by Shelley Fisher Fishkin) – Tom Sawyer

Once upon a time, there was a website called “Swaptree.” …Wait.  That’s a story for another day.  One I will share with you at some point.  Rest assured, you will hear about how I got this book on my shelves.  Right now, I’m so far behind with reviewing the books I’ve read that I can’t… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (With a New Introduction by Shelley Fisher Fishkin) – Tom Sawyer

BOOK REVIEW: How They Said It: Wise and Witty Letters From the Famous and Infamous by Rosalie Maggio

How They Said It: Wise and Witty Letters From the Famous and Infamous is another book taken – or, “rescued,” if you prefer – from my Dad’s bookshelf.  Since I returned it to him after I was done, “borrowed” is probably the best word choice. I was soooo happy there weren’t any highlights in this… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: How They Said It: Wise and Witty Letters From the Famous and Infamous by Rosalie Maggio

BOOK REVIEW: Lies (And The Lying Liars Who Tell Them) – A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right by Al Franken

This is another book I’m somewhat confident I got from my Dad.  It was either that, or an amazing, defunct website.  Since it doesn’t have any highlighting marks, I’m tempted to say it was the website.  But, I’ll talk more about my long-lost love on another post. Spoiler-free.  Although, recalling the political dumpster fires Al… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Lies (And The Lying Liars Who Tell Them) – A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right by Al Franken

BOOK REVIEW: Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson

I have no idea why I got Zero Waste Home.  I’m pretty sure I added it to my Amazon Wishlist, but I have no idea why.  Maybe I saw a link to the original blog, Zero Waste Home?  Saw it on a TV show?  Read about it in an article? Nope.  Never gonna remember. I… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson

BOOK REVIEW: Stiff – The Curious Life of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

First – don’t let the title scare you from reading this review, or reading this book!  Yes, any piece discussing corpses is going to raise a few eyebrows.  Or possibly bile. But, as I explain later, Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers is worth reading. Second – My Dad has a slight obsession with… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Stiff – The Curious Life of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

BOOK REVIEW: Dead of Night by Chris Mc Geown

Dead of Night is another book brought to you by a fabulous person I “met” using WordPress.  Chris Mc Geown over at Short Poems and Other Nonsense is an amazing poet.  He crafts poems so dense & moving in so few words, I can barely express my awe. Chris’s sister, Laura McGeown (I think I… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Dead of Night by Chris Mc Geown